Eagles extend RFA tenders to three players
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that the team has tendered three players who potentially could be restricted free agents depending on how the labor situation is eventually resolved.
Linebacker Stewart Bradley (2nd round compensation), guard Max Jean-Gilles (4th round compensation) and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (no compensation) were tendered. That means the club simply has the right of first refusal with Patterson. The Eagles also tendered one exclusive rights free agent, running back Eldra Buckley.
The chance that RFA tenders extended to players with four or five years service matter is remote. The expectation is those players will be unrestricted.
Philadelphia also hired Matt Nagy as a quality control coach on offense. He was a coaching intern in training camp in 2008 and 2009 and was a coaches assistant in 2010. If you recall, when the Eagles ran short on quarterbacks, they wanted to use Nagy, a former Arena League quarterback, but that move was nixed.
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